Day zero: national novel writing month
Today is Halloween, or as some of the Writers say, NaNoWriMo Eve. For the last couple of days, I’ve been getting up earlier to do my writing, and running some practice word sprints (ish). Today I did part of a proof of concept story, and got about 1000 words in. I’m extremely pleased with that.
Last night I told Lisette about the whole thing, and she got excited and said she would join me. She started writing last night; I think she gets a pass for starting early because she’s only 13, and this is her first attempt. I’m thrilled with how excited she is about this.
So today I’ll try a little mind mapping, and tomorrow I’ll write the first words of my first long fiction. I’m giving myself permission to be very bad, to not edit, and not try to turn out a second or final draft the first time around. These things are typically so hard for me, it strangles my writing about 100 words in.
Sorry if some of the words above are wrong, or weird. I wrote this via speech to text on my phone. (Note: Edited by hand for nitpickyness.)